GRPD: Passerby shoots at armed robber

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police say a good Samaritan carrying a gun shot at an armed robber in Grand Rapids Saturday afternoon.

It happened around 4:35 p.m. at Curtis Cleaners on Michigan Street at College Avenue NE.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said a passerby who was open carrying a gun heard someone in the laundromat screaming and went to help. The man told police that he confronted the robber, at which point the robber pointed a gun at him. The passerby fired one shot at the robber but it was not clear if the suspect actually hit.

The robber then took off. Police would not specify what he took.

GRPD set up a perimeter and brought in a K-9 to track the robber, but didn’t find him. Details on a description of the suspect or what the suspect took during the robbery weren’t available Sunday.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call GRPD at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.